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Navy wants explosives-detection technologies from direct contact with surfaces

Navy surveys industry for new technologies to detect trace amounts of explosives on surfaces

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 21 Nov. 2014. U.S. Navy explosives-detection efforts are asking industry for ideas on non-vapor-collecting ways of detecting trace amounts of explosives by contacting sample surfaces directly.

 Finding needle in a haystack: IARPA searches for ways to find and track foreign ships at sea

Finding needle in a haystack: IARPA searches for ways to find and track foreign ships at sea

WASHINGTON, 20 Nov. 2014. U.S. intelligence experts are trying come to grips with thorny issues like international arms smuggling, nuclear materials exchanges, and inter-continental illegal drug trafficking with one of today's most difficult surveillance challenges: finding and tracking foreign ships at sea.

Worldwide demand for telemetry to grow from $109.54 billion this year to $243 billion in 2020

Worldwide demand for telemetry to grow from $109.54 billion this year to $243 billion in 2020

DALLAS, 20 Nov. 2014. Worldwide demand for telemetry is expected to grow from $109.54 billion this year to $243 billion in 2020 -- a combined annual growth rate of 14.2 percent -- predict analysts at market researcher MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

Thermally conductive, electrically insulative epoxy for die-attach uses introduced by Master Bond

Thermally conductive, electrically insulative epoxy for die-attach uses introduced by Master Bond

HACKENSACK, N.J., 20 Nov. 2014. Master Bond Inc. in Hackensack, N.J., is introducing the Master Bond Supreme 3HTND-2DA thermally conductive, electrically insulative one-part epoxy for die-attach applications.

Intelligence experts ask for speech-recognition software that works in noisy, echo-ridden rooms

Intelligence experts ask for speech-recognition software that works in noisy, echo-ridden rooms

WASHINGTON, 19 Nov. 2014. U.S. intelligence experts are asking industry, colleges, and the public to design speech-recognition software that can decipher conversations and other speech that happens over microphones in noisy, echo-ridden environments.

Rugged RF and microwave cable with low insertion loss for aerospace uses introduced by Gore

Rugged RF and microwave cable with low insertion loss for aerospace uses introduced by Gore

LANDENBERG, Pa., 19 Nov. 2014. W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. in Landenberg, Pa., is introducing introduced a small-diameter cable for aerospace applications where compact profile and light weight constructions are top design priorities.

SWATs, SWEATERs, and ANSWERs: Air Force gets serious about spectrum warfare

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 18 Nov. 2014. Three new military technology research programs are showing us two things. First, the term "spectrum warfare" is evolving quickly well-understood mainstream usage, and second, spectrum warfare rapidly is taking its place as a top U.S. military priority.

Navy researchers consider arming future large unmanned submersible with anti-submarine weaponry

Navy researchers consider arming future large unmanned submersible with anti-submarine weaponry

ARLINGTON, Va., 18 Nov. 2014. U.S. Navy researchers will brief industry this week on a plan to outfit a future large unmanned submersible with anti-submarine weapons. Briefings are this Friday, 21 Nov. 2014 in Arlington, Va.

Woods Hole to develop and upgrade underwater drone technologies for minehunting, ASW, and surveillance

Woods Hole to develop and upgrade underwater drone technologies for minehunting, ASW, and surveillance

NEWPORT, R.I., 18 Nov. 2014. Military undersea experts at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Mass., develop and upgrade a variety of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) programs that involve underwater communications, underwater mine hunting, and anti-submarine warfare (ASW).

Air Force launches SWAT program to help develop and evaluate spectrum warfare technologies

Air Force launches SWAT program to help develop and evaluate spectrum warfare technologies

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 17 Nov. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are ready to ask industry to help them develop and evaluate technologies to help determine the value of new spectrum warfare systems and technologies.

Global demand for military electro-optical and infrared systems to reach $16.35 Billion by 2020

Global demand for military electro-optical and infrared systems to reach $16.35 Billion by 2020

DALLAS, 17 Nov. 2014. Global demand for military electro-optical and infrared sensors is expected to reach $16.35 billion by 2020, rising at a combined annual growth rate of 7.71 percent, predict analysts at market research MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

Eight-channel discrete-to-digital sensor IC for avionics applications introduced by Holt

Eight-channel discrete-to-digital sensor IC for avionics applications introduced by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 17 Nov. 2014. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-8429 eight-channel discrete-to-digital sensor IC for avionics applications.

Air Force to enable smart weapons to track and kill sources of electronic warfare (EW) jamming

Air Force to enable smart weapons to track and kill sources of electronic warfare (EW) jamming

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 13 Nov. 2014. The U.S. Air Force is developing special versions of two smart munitions that track and attack sources of electronic warfare (EW) jamming directed to throw the weapons off from their intended targets.

Air Force eyes digital radio technologies for spectrum warfare and jam-resistant AESA radar

Air Force eyes digital radio technologies for spectrum warfare and jam-resistant AESA radar

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 12 Nov. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are trying to use software-defined radio and cognitive radio technologies to develop new kinds of radar jamming capabilities, as well as active electrically scanned array (AESA) radar that can resist advanced electronic warfare (EW) jamming.

Garmin offers ADS-B avionics for business jets using existing cockpit electronic components

Garmin offers ADS-B avionics for business jets using existing cockpit electronic components

OLATHE, Kan., 11 Nov. 2014. Garmin International Inc. in Olathe, Kan., is introducing a stand-alone Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) avionics for popular business and transport aircraft.

Air Force Research Lab asks Leidos to redefine the state of the art in aircraft missile defense

Aerial missile defense experts at Leidos Inc. in Reston, Va., will attempt to advance the state of the art in aircraft missile warning and countermeasures under terms of a $49.4 million U.S. Air Force research contract.

Navy to beef-up supply of anti-submarine warfare sonobuoys in $195.2 million deal with ERAPSCO

Navy to beef-up supply of anti-submarine warfare sonobuoys in $195.2 million deal with ERAPSCO

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 10 Nov. 2014. U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts are replenishing their supplies of air-launched sonobuoys with a variety of capabilities ranging from taking the temperature of ocean layers at different depths, to detonating submerged explosive charges.

Marine Corps chooses 3D weather radar avionics from Honeywell for upgrade of KC-130T aircraft

Marine Corps chooses 3D weather radar avionics from Honeywell for upgrade of KC-130T aircraft

PHOENIX, 10 Nov. 2014. U.S. Marine Corps avionics experts needed an advanced weather radar system for a planned upgrade to 14 KC-130T aircraft. They found their solution from Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix.

Pentagon asks industry for ideas on defeating enemy UAVs carrying chemical and biological weapons

Pentagon asks industry for ideas on defeating enemy UAVs carrying chemical and biological weapons

FALLS CHURCH, Va., 7 Nov. 2014. U.S. military researchers are asking industry for ideas on how to use small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to detect chemical and biological warfare agents, as well as how to counter enemy small UAVs carrying chemical and biological weapons payloads.

Viewer system from Sensors Unlimited helps pinpoint battlefield lasers for fast targeting

Viewer system from Sensors Unlimited helps pinpoint battlefield lasers for fast targeting

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 6 Nov. 2014. Sensors Unlimited, a UTC Aerospace Systems business is introducing a compact, modular shortwave infrared (SWIR) viewer system called the Warrior handheld/weapon/helmet (HWH) to help view all battlefield lasers during the day and at night.

Terahertz chips, reusing electronic designs, and farewell to frigates this week on Rapid Fire

Terahertz chips, reusing electronic designs, and farewell to frigates this week on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 5 Nov. 2014. Terahertz chips enable new applications, how to develop complex electronics quickly, and the last days of the U.S. Navy Perry-class frigates highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

DARPA seeks to speed defense electronics development by recycling blocks of IP tools

DARPA seeks to speed defense electronics development by recycling blocks of IP tools

ARLINGTON, Va., 4 Nov. 2014. U.S. military researchers are trying to find ways to speed how long it takes to develop new defense electronics through the reuse and integration of blocks of intellectual property (IP).

Terahertz chip offers new applications in sensors, communications, and collision avoidance

Terahertz chip offers new applications in sensors, communications, and collision avoidance

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., 3 Nov. 2014. Microelectronics experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in Redondo Beach, Calif., are paving the way to future RF and microwave applications in collision avoidance, atmospheric sensing, and radio astronomy with a electronic component called the terahertz monolithic integrated circuit (TMIC).

Electro-optical sensor turret for ships, vehicles, and planes introduced by Lockheed Martin

Electro-optical sensor turret for ships, vehicles, and planes introduced by Lockheed Martin

ORLANDO, Fla., 3 Nov. 2014. Electro optics experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are introducing the INFIRNO turret-mounted high-definition 15-inch sensor for identifying, tracking, and engaging several targets at long range from land vehicles, aircraft, and ships.

Airbus Helicopters chooses Northrop Grumman navigation units for several kinds of rotorcraft

Airbus Helicopters chooses Northrop Grumman navigation units for several kinds of rotorcraft

FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, Germany, 31 Oct. 2014. Avionics designers at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, France needed an attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) for several different kinds of helicopters. They found their solution from Northrop Grumman Litef GmbH in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

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